South San Francisco, CA (February 6, 2008) -- Future US, the leading publisher of cutting-edge special interest magazines and websites, has made an equity investment into leading games news social media company N4G ( http://www.n4g.com) for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today by Future US publishing director Simon Whitcombe.
The N4G network will join Future US’ GamesRadar network of sites that includes GamesRadar, FileRadar.net, Gloob.tv, OXMOnline and the soon to be re-launched PCGamer.com.
Flagship destination N4G that functions much like digg.com yet focused on video game news. Users submit links to video game articles around the net, which increase in“degrees” depending on their relative popularity. is a social media-driven news site that covers the videogame and computer game industries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their active community of video game enthusiasts have made N4G one of the most up-to-date and visited game news sites on the web. N4G is owned and operated by Vegard and Håvard Aure.
N4G received 3.65 million visits in January 2008, with 17.8 million page views and nearly a million unique visitors.
“N4G provides an important news content aggregation element to the GamesRadar Network as well as excellent social media functionality,” explains Whitcombe.“It expands our offerings not only to our huge consumer base of gamers, but also to our growing roster of advertisers.”
“We are very excited about our newly formed partnership with Future US,” said Vegard Aure.”This gives us a chance to grow our capabilities and traffic for what we feel is one of the web's premiere social spots for gamers.”
N4G members can participate in forum discussions, bookmark news story links, get access to the pending news area and news tips section which lets them read the news before it goes live on the main site and post comments in video form. Members collect N4G Credits which can be used to bid on games and other items in the N4G Marketplace.
Future US is a leading publisher of cutting-edge special interest magazines (Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation®: The Official Magazine, PC Gamer, Maximum PC, Mac|Life, Nintendo Power, Pregnancy, Future Snowboarding, Guitar World, and Revolver) and websites (GamesRadar, FileRadar, Guitar World Tabs, gloob.tv, ModShop, Next Generation, and MetalKult) which sell in excess of 2.1 million and reach more than 3.5 million unique visitors per month. Future’s publications reach a young, active, affluent audience and rank 12th among audited newsstand publishers in gross newsstand revenue. Future US is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego.